Think About It
What is meant by "Think about it?" If the goal is to remember, you can't just let new information come in your eyes then out the holes in your head. You have to DO something with it. That makes "thinking" a series of repeated actions that ensure long-term information retention.
Why Do We Forget So Quickly?
“Memories are stored in ensembles of neurons called ‘engram cells’, and successful recall of these memories involves the reactivation of these ensembles. The logical extension of this is that forgetting occurs when engram cells cannot be reactivated.
The memories themselves are still there, but if the specific ensembles cannot be activated, they can’t be recalled. It’s as if the memories are stored in a safe but you can’t remember the code to unlock it.”
Source: Dr. Tomás Ryan, associate professor,
School of Biochemistry & Immunology, & Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience,
Trinity College Dublin (as cited)
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Use EduProtocols for Small/Large Groups
WALDO (View) - This is a heuristic, a Google Doc, that you can use. It combines many resources in one place and works to help you more efficiently plan your lesson design. More importantly, it aligns evidence-based strategies with digital tools and workflows. Read the blog entry.
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